British Upcycling Event of the Year: The Festival of Thrift

Remade in Britain head to Darlington for the annual Festival of Thrift. Only the second year of this fantastic event and it attracts over 40,000 over the weekend! It seems Britain loves upcycling and a bargain or two. Here’s some of the highlights from the very impressive event which is held annually at Lingfield Point every September.

For us, the best part (apart from the Shed of the Year team and possibly ending up in the papers) was the absolute vintage bargains and the vintage kilo sales. Don’t be fooled, this event is hard to get round in a day!


Super cool and surprisingly comfy: Fantastic upcycled drum kit seats!


Very useful: Upcycled shirt hanging peg bags!


Cracking on with the shed: The Shed of the Year team makes their shed panels from upcycled plastic paint tins courtesy of Cuprinol.


Shed of the Year at the Festival of Thrift: Max McMurdo with the upcycled shed in progress

This was just before the local newspaper photographer papped us in the background as ‘guests’!


This company makes ovens for your garden! Anyone for pizza?!


Wonderful stall selling vintage cardigans and books by Mary Jane Baxter. We absolutely love their upcycled quilt style stall cover. So unique, original and fitting for the day and brand!

Buy Mary Jane Baxter’s hat and fascinators and vintage books on Amazon

That’s all from us regarding the Festival of Thrift. There was so much to see that we barely had time to take photos!

Get in touch if you attended the fair on twitter (@remadeinbrit) or facebook (/remadeinbrit) and let us know what your thoughts are about the possible move of the festival to down south somewhere?


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